Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Meeting the River [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]‘Day 1, 11 January: It’s 1 pm and we get our first sighting of the river. We have finally reached the banks of the Betwa. The sun is high in the sky, making its presence felt and the air smells like an afternoon meant for a siesta. We pause and rehydrateContinue reading “Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories”

Application call 2.0 – Betwa – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Challenge:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Moving Upstream: Betwa program is part of our Moving Upstream project series. This open call is for applicants interested in tracing on foot a certain section of the Betwa River, documenting various facets according to the brief given to them. The first phase covered the stretch from the confluence with River Yamuna at Hamirpur upto Orchha. We’veContinue reading “Application call 2.0 – Betwa – Moving Upstream”

Walking along the Betwa – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3139″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Betwa was a natural succession from walking the Ken river. Part of Veditum’s ‘Moving Upstream’ series of projects which aims to walk along Indian rivers to document & understand them, we initiated a fellowship to expand our perspective. A beautiful collaboration materialised with the Out of Eden Walk as partners forContinue reading “Walking along the Betwa – Moving Upstream”

Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When heading out on an adventure like walking along a river, it is standard practice to look at satellite imagery (topographic map prints till very recently) of the area of interest to chart out an informed plan of action. In preparation of our walk along the River Ken, we decided to do the sameContinue reading “Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken”

A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In January 2018, I was invited to TEDxLNMIIT to share my story.  The talk was designed considering the immediate audience of young college students, and the general distancing we observe from the cause & effect of human induced climate change. I presented ‘A case for slowing down - Walking along rivers in India’ and the ideaContinue reading “A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]”

Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Left, right, left, right, left, right In my head my legs are the extreme ends of a swinging pendulum, repeating the same movements, but surely getting somewhere. In that sense walking long distances is like a physical metaphor of time passing. And when walking in India, you pass through space and time while passingContinue reading “Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga”

Walking across India as a Woman – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a guest blog by Nupur Agrawal. She had joined our Moving Upstream project and walked with us for almost 400kms from Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh to Gangotri, Uttarakhand along the Ganga as we documented the river. In the ongoing movement for gender equality, we feel it is imperative that everyone contributes in creating a more open society with equal opportunitiesContinue reading “Walking across India as a Woman – Moving Upstream”

Resting Spots – Walking across India – Moving Upstream

This post is in continuation to: ‘Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream‘. These posts attempt at answering one of the most common questions that people ask in relation to our long walks, “how do you manage your stay while walking?”. The first part showed you glimpses from the first leg of the journey through the plains in WestContinue reading “Resting Spots – Walking across India – Moving Upstream”

Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream

How did you manage? One of the most common questions that people ask in relation to the long walk along the river Ganga is, “how did you manage your stay while walking?”. It is a legitimate doubt and through a couple of posts on our website, we offer you a glimpse into what ensued.   The dynamicsContinue reading “Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream”

Chennai City Water Walks – The Canal Tale

  Can you imagine a city of villages? How would it be to have a cluster of villages with the right amount of open spaces, right amount of built and the water in the purest form? Well, Chennai or more aptly – Madras was one such utopian idea before urbanisation stole its innocence to makeContinue reading “Chennai City Water Walks – The Canal Tale”